Solway House

Solway House, Parkhouse Road, Kingstown, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4BY

Offers in excess of  £2,000,000

Quick Summary

Price £2,000,000
City Carlisle
Status Sold
Size (Acres) 3.01
Parking Spaces



Carlisle Office
01228 548385

A unique high profile modern office building providing approximately 15,000 sq ft with adjoining 3,500 sq ft warehouse premises on Carlisle’s premier commercial estate. Solway House has a large dedicated car park, attractive landscaped gardens, onsite café, high visibility to the M6 and excellent communications. The building lends itself as a statement headquarters office or alternative uses such as a hotel and/or business/conference centre.

The property provides a two storey office building of steel portal frame construction with profile clad and glazed elevations, an integrated warehouse and set within a generous 3 acre site which benefits from a high profile position adjacent to the M6 motorway. The office building is situated towards the southern end of the site, with a surface car park in the middle and landscaped gardens and a feature pond to the north. The warehouse has a dedicated loading area and separate car park. The building has a central corridor and lends itself naturally to be divided on a wing or floor basis. The warehouse is interconnected to the main building but can be divided off separately benefiting from its own offices and facilities. The layout of the premises may lend itself to alternative uses such as a hotel and/or business conference centre, subject to the required planning permissions.


The property provides the following approximate net internal floor areas:

Ground Floor Offices                          620.79m2 6,682 sq ft

Ground Floor Cafe                               82.81m2 891 sq ft

Ground Floor Warehouse (GIA)  332.91m2 3,583 sq ft

First Floor Offices                                679.38m2 7,313 sq ft

Total                                                             1,715.89m2 18,469 sq ft

Site Area                                                    1.22 hectares 3.01 acres



Solway House is situated within the northern area of Kingstown Industrial Estate, just 0.5 miles from Junction 44 of the M6 and 4 miles from Carlisle city centre. Kingstown Industrial Estate is Carlisle’s largest and premier commercial park, extending to over 178 acres. There are currently 2000 people employed over the area, which is home to a large range of occupiers including office, warehouse, trade counter, car showroom and retailers. Solway House is well provided for by local amenities including a supermarket which is less than 0.5 miles away and a range of food/retail offerings.

The City of Carlisle has a residential population of 75,000, a wider city population of around 108,000 and an estimated catchment population of 235,000. As well as being the dominant shopping location, it is also the administrative centre in Cumbria and the Borders.

Solway House is accessed directly from Parkhouse Road, which travels south for around 500 metres where it meets Junction 44 of the M6 and the A689 Carlisle Northern Development Route, providing excellent road communications throughout the region including Britain’s Energy Coast which is just 32 miles away


Road Connectivity (miles from Carlisle):

Newcastle 54

Manchester 126

Glasgow 100

Liverpool 129

Edinburgh 102

Birmingham 199

Leeds 122

London 322


Carlisle has excellent rail links, being based on the Virgin Rail Link between Glasgow and London Euston with direct trains to the main rail hubs:

Edinburgh 1hr 17 minutes

Glasgow 1hr 07 minutes

Manchester 1hr 54 minutes

London Euston 3 hrs 19 minutes


The property has a Rateable Value of £141,000. The 2017/2018 Uniform Business Rate is 47.9p equating to approximate rates payable of £67,539 per annum. Prospective purchasers/tenants should liaise directly with Carlisle City Council Rates Department to verify the exact rates payable – Tel 01228 817200.


An energy performance certificate has been commissioned for the property and is available upon application as well as a report on the air conditioning system.


The property is available to purchase on a freehold basis with vacant possession for offers in excess of £2,000,000 exclusive. Alternatively, the premises may be available to lease – further information upon application.


please contact either of the joint letting agents:

John Haley
01228 548385
[email protected]

Patrick Matheson
0191 221 2211
[email protected]

Mark Bamber
0161 833 0023
[email protected]

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• Striking building with curved roofs and high visibility

• Low site coverage of approximately 10%

• Large central reception

• Fully fitted café and commercial kitchen

• Modern open plan accommodation

• Suspended ceilings with LG3 lighting in part

• High quality meeting facilities and executive offices

• Air conditioning

• 13 person passenger lift

• Staff kitchen and break out areas

• High bay warehouse with electric roller shutter vehicle entrance

• Warehouse eaves height 6.86m – 10.00m

• 100 car parking spaces and a bus bay


• Enhanced features for the visually impaired

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